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Wednesday, September 09, 2020

US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Norwegian far-Right politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde made the nomination following a "historic peace agreement" between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.

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...uh huh...um...sure...why not?

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-09-09 09:35 AM | Reply

I really don't think Trump does much of anything with his days. He's the laziest person ever to be president. When positive things happen, I place responsibility on lower level individuals, who will never be recognized for their hard work, and have yet to be fired by Trump for being competent.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-09-09 09:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Righties are just building their victim complex with this.

When the nomination is rightfully laughed out of consideration or given to officials from Israel and UAE it'll just be an indicator that poor poor Trump is persecuted by mean libruls.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2020-09-09 10:20 AM | Reply

Too bad Donald didn't do something like this to really earn it:

"extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people" After being inaugurated 4 months before..lots of hard work there..

#4 | Posted by homerj at 2020-09-09 10:46 AM | Reply

"extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people"

Not talking about Trump, is he?

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2020-09-09 11:09 AM | Reply

Trump thinks the Nobel Prize is named for being noble' -- and keeps confusing it with Pulitzer
www.rawstory.com

...President Donald Trump seemed confused about the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize and doesn't appear to know who the Nobel Prize is named after.

"Does anybody get the meaning of what a so-called Noble (not Nobel) Prize is, especially as it pertains to Reporters and Journalists? Noble is defined as, having or showing fine personal qualities or high moral principles and ideals.' Does sarcasm ever work?" Trump tweeted.

The Nobel Prize is named after Alfred B. Nobel, a chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman and philanthropist from Sweden. He signed over the majority of his fortune to establish the Nobel Prize.

There is no Nobel Prize for Journalism or "noble prize," either. What Trump appears to be thinking of is the Pulitzer Prize, which is an "award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States," according to their site. It's named after Joseph Pulitzer and has nothing to do with Alfred Nobel.

President Barack Obama was prematurely given a Nobel Prize for Peace upon entering the presidency. Trump has asked many international allies to nominate him for the Nobel Prize, but he has yet to win. Trump also has yet to win an Emmy, Oscar or Grammy, all of which Obama has also won. ...


#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-09 12:12 PM | Reply

Certainly more deserving than Obama who got his for doing exactly nothing.

#7 | Posted by zetaleph at 2020-09-09 12:19 PM | Reply

"a "historic peace agreement" between the United Arab Emirates and Israel."

I thought that was Jared Kushner's gig.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-09 12:35 PM | Reply

@#7 ...Certainly more deserving than Obama who got his for doing exactly nothing....

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009
www.nobelprize.org

...The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.

Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama's initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.

Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population.

For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world's leading spokesman. The Committee endorses Obama's appeal that "Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges."

Oslo, October 9, 2009 ...


#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-09 12:48 PM | Reply

#9 Which is a bunch of BS. The decision for who to give the award to happens months before the award is announced.

He had NO track record when that award was given. He received it based on a concept of what he might achieve, not what he actually achieved.

That award was a slap in the face to those who were actually deserving in 2009.

#10 | Posted by zetaleph at 2020-09-09 01:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That award was a slap in the face to those who were actually deserving in 2009.

#10 | Posted by zetaleph at 2020-09-09

Trump's nomination is just a slap in the face.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2020-09-09 02:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

[B. Hussein's] award was a slap in the face to those who were actually deserving in 2009.
#10 | POSTED BY ZETALEPH

Agreed.

Trump's nomination is just a slap in the face.
#11 | POSTED BY ZED

Agreed.

#12 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-09-09 02:13 PM | Reply

Although, to be fair to B. Hussein, he was definitely a breath of fresh air once GW and Cheney were escorted out of the WH.

I still don't think that deserves a nomination, let alone an award, for the Nobel Peace Prize after one year in office, however.

#13 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-09-09 02:16 PM | Reply

Maybe POS prize.

#14 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-09-09 02:47 PM | Reply

Does the child-raping orange --------- get a prize for sending 200,000 Americans to the morgue?

#15 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-09-09 05:32 PM | Reply

@#13 ... I still don't think that deserves a nomination, let alone an award, for the Nobel Peace Prize after one year in office, however ...

I'd tend to agree with that comment. I'd have wanted a couple more years of service under his belt before (if) fmr Pres Obama received the nomination.

Indeed, the rawstory article I cited in #6 says, "... President Barack Obama was prematurely given a Nobel Prize for Peace upon entering the presidency. ... "

#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-10 10:33 AM | Reply

#13-#16

Everyone tends to forget that Obama was instrumental (along with Sen. Richard Lugar and Sen. Sam Nunn) in working toward making sure that nuclear fissile material held in the former Soviet Union companies was disposed of properly and didn't make it to the black market and terrorists to be used in dirty bombs. He actually traveled extensively with Lugar to many of the countries whose stockpiles were safely disposed of without incident. As Biden would say, this was a BFD as it should go without saying.

Along with his denuclearization advocacy and his rise to the most prominent pulpit on the planet for presenting a non-nuclear vision, he actually earned his prize as much for his work before he was President as afterwards.

#17 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-09-10 10:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#17 ... he actually earned his prize as much for his work before he was President as afterwards. ...

Interesting.

Yes, I was one of those who had forgotten about his work before he became President.

So he didn't receive the Nobel Peace Prize necessarily for what he did while he was President, but what he had done during his career.

#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-10 11:15 AM | Reply

So he didn't receive the Nobel Peace Prize necessarily for what he did while he was President, but what he had done during his career.

More so his four years as US Senator. I don't think he could do much from the Illinois Legislature or the streets of Chicago prior to that. But his denuclearization advocacy predated his Senate tenure and it was prominent in how the rest of the world saw him early in his presidency.

And don't forget the impact of his 2008 Berlin speech when he was just a candidate too. I'm sure it was a huge factor around the rest of the world outside the US.

#19 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-09-10 11:24 AM | Reply

Obama got the award for being the first black man elected as POTUS. And to be clear, if anybody deserved it for that reason, it was Valerie Jarett for hiring him for the job.

#20 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2020-09-10 06:15 PM | Reply

Once in a generation, there arises a true leader, a man of action, a man of peace. Thank God you'll be running this country four years from now, President Trump.

#21 | Posted by Spork at 2020-09-10 08:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Surely this is an Onion article? I call shenanigans.

#21 SPORK - Why did he hold the bible upside down in his photo op? It seemed important enough to pepper spray the diocese out from the church, so I'm curious if he's authentically anti-christ and you people want Armageddon, or he's an authoritarian fool who has never read any part of any bible at any time in his existence. He allegedly didn't even do his own homework assignments and paid another kid to pass his SAT, so that checks out. He's on tape privately admitting that he understood how deadly Covid is, but throughout his press conferences he publicly expressed that it would disappear and was no more dangerous than seasonal influenza, ignoring the pandemic and delaying hospitals aid. You accept that he lied to the public leading to the belaying of PPE standards which is causing this lengthier shutdown? How many innocent people had to needlessly die? Donald John Trump is a monster, but apparently so are his enablers.

#22 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-09-11 12:15 AM | Reply

How much did Trump pay to buy a nomination?

#23 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-09-11 07:11 PM | Reply

Nobel committee just revealed that not only was Trump's nomination forged by someone in the US. It happened last year too.

Typical.

#24 | Posted by bored at 2020-09-11 10:03 PM | Reply

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